When in Time, Most of Us become Orphans

When in Time, Most of Us become Orphans

When in time, most of us become orphans,
Lives of loved ones remain in scenes, stories.
Lived within memories, then background sets
To our multiple thoughts, words and deeds,

That through reflection then become the choices,
Through which we rehearse our very next stages,
Episode by episode for challenges
In scripts through scenes, our children will then choose

By which to live their lives, positively,
Or otherwise, the choice is most often ours.
Of the stage, we set for the lasting scenes,
Played out by succeeding generations,

Who then decide which script in thought, word, deed
Becomes the leitmotif to lives, they lead.


About the Author
Michel M.J. Shore is a retired judge of the Federal Court of Canada and recently made a home in Israel. He is the writer of several published books and poetry collections.